Archive for November, 2011

exhibits: modern in the museums

  • University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    Mark di Suvero: Tabletops

  • Pacific Standard Time
    Pacific Standard Time is an unprecedented collaboration of cultural institutions across Southern California coming together to celebrate the birth of the L.A. art scene. Beginning October 2011, over 60 cultural institutions will make their contributions to this region-wide initiative encompassing every major L.A. art movement from 1945 to 1980. Celebrate the era that continues to inspire the world.
  • At the Los Angeles County Art Museum:  California Design, 1930-1965: Living in a Modern Way

    Crafting Modernism: Midcentury American Art and Design

    workshop: free MHPN event 12/2-3, 2011

    December 2-3, 2011

    The Michigan Historic Preservation Network invites you to attend a FREE 2-Day workshop on the historic preservation of homes and small commercial buildings.

    Most owners of older and historic homes and small commercial buildings want to maintain and preserve their properties’ historic character, but often don’t know how. Additionally, these same owners want to boost their energy conservation and need to understand lead-based paint hazards. If you are such an owner, come and meet with preservation professionals who will discuss these challenges and offer information and demonstrations to help you on your way. This primer to historic preservation will give you the basics and a framework from which to begin your projects that will result in a well maintained property that showcases its historic character.

    Who Should Attend?
    Homeowners, Small Commercial Building Owners, and Building Managers

    Topics Covered:

    Day One: Friday, Dec. 2nd 8:30AM-5:00PM
    • Historic Preservation Overview
    • Building Assessments
    • Weatherization/Conservation
    • Lead-Based Paint considerations
    • Selecting a Preservation Contractor
    • Historic Preservation Tax Credits
    Day Two: Saturday, Dec 3rd 8:30AM-5:00PM
    Preservation Trades Demonstrations:
    • Masonry Cleaning and Restoration
    • Window Repair and Weatherization
    • Plaster Repair / Paint Finishes
    • Ask the Professionals Panel


    Day One: Ladies Literary Club
    218 N. Washington St.
    Ypsilanti, MI 48197
    Day Two: Eastern Michigan University
    Strong Hall Room 239
    Ypsilanti, MI 48197

    Morning and afternoon refreshments will be served each day. Lunch will be on your own. Enjoy one of Ypsilanti’s downtown restaurants.

    We hope you can join us for this important event. Admission is free but space is limited, and participants must register in advance. For questions or to RSVP, contact MHPN at admin@mhpn.org or by calling 517-371-8080.